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Author: Melissa Macchione

Fall Recipe: Warm Golden Almond Milk

Fall Recipe: Warm Golden Almond Milk By Melissa Macchione RHN The main ingredient in this recipe is turmeric. Turmeric contains curcumin, the polyphenol identified as its primary active component and which exhibits 600 potential health benefits of turmeric – which include antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Summer Recipe: Chickpea and Kale Salad

Summer Recipe: Chickpea and Kale Salad By Melissa Macchione RHN Too hot to cook? Try this super simple, nutritious and delicious summer salad.. 1 head curly kale, thick centre stem removed, finely sliced 1-540mL can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed ½ cup red onion, chopped

Winter Recipe: Raw Cacao + Walnut Fudge

Winter Recipe: Raw Cacao + Walnut Fudge By Melissa Macchione RHN Cacao in its natural state, is one of nature’s Superfoods offering the highest source of Magnesium than any other food. Magnesium builds strong bones, balances brain chemistry, supports cardiovascular and digestive systems and is

Summer Recipe: Black Bean & Mango Salsa

By Melissa Macchione RHN Perfect for Taco Tuesday and packed with fibre and flavour, enjoy my Black Bean & Mango Salsa on your tacos or as a side salad! 1 can (398mL) black beans (I use Eden Foods), rinsed and drained or 1 cup dried

Spring Recipe: Melissa’s Favorite Smoothies

By Melissa Macchione RHN Smoothies are a convenient way for you to get a variety of nutrients in a single meal. They are easy to make and perfect for people on-the-go! Smoothies are easily digestible as the food is already broken down so there is

Winter Recipe: Ginger Balls

By Melissa Macchione RHN This is a VERY new recipe. I love gingerbread but was never one to master the traditional cookie recipe. This is the closest I’ll ever get I guess. Let me know what you think! Too spicy? Do I need more sweet?

Fall Recipe: Cauliflower Soup

By Melissa Macchione RHN Eating cauliflower is like winning the antioxidant and phytonutrient lottery! Cauliflower is packed with vitamin C, beta-carotene, kaempferol, quercetin, rutin, cinnamic acid, and much more. It is also an excellent source of vitamin K, providing us with one of the hallmark anti-inflammatory

Summer Recipe: Strawberry Chia Jam

What you’ll need: 1 pint fresh strawberries ¼ cup pure maple syrup, honey, agave or Sucanat, more or less to taste 2 tbsp whole chia seeds What to do: Clean and cut strawberries into halves, removing stems. Set a medium saucepan over low-medium heat and

Spring Recipe: Spring on the Kale Chip Bandwagon

Snacking between main meals, typically mid-morning and mid-afternoon, is essential for avoiding hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia occurs when a person’s blood sugar levels drop. Some common symptoms of hypoglycemia include: mood swings, depression, psychosis, fatigue, dizziness, lack of concentration, irritability, and cravings. Kale Chips are one of